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CWRU-led Scientists Build Material That Mimics Squid Beak
April 3, 2013
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have turned to an unlikely model to make medical devices safer and more comfortable--a squid's beak. Many medical implants require hard materials that have to connect to or pass through soft body tissue. This mechanical mismatch leads to problems. But the beak, which boasts a mechanical gradient that can act as a shock absorber, may provide a solution.
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